Thanks to my long-serving iMac G4 finally giving up the ghost a few weeks ago, my WoW experience has been enhanced of late by the power of an Intel-based iMac. The big white beast has enough poke lurking behind the 24" screen than I can run WoW on close to the highest settings and still get excellent framerates.
And the result is often a remarkably different game. Doing the Mana Cell dailies used to send me into a darker version of the Death effect. With a decent graphics card, I can finally see it as Blizz intended:
The whole "shifting screen" effect really created a feeling of slight unreality, like you really were phased into another plane of existence. And I’d never seen it before.
It was a clever move to keep the requirements for the game low, but I hadn’t appreciated just how much I’d been missing out on…